Maryland’s unemployment rate in 2008 was a mere 4.3%. At the end of 2012, it had increased to 6.8%! With the rising unemployment rates, ensuring your job application stands out from the other candidates is all the more important. As the owner of Zekiah Technologies for the last fifteen years, I have seen many resumes and completed many interviews. Some candidates certainly stand out from the rest. Many times they are not the most qualified; but they are the candidate most likely to get the job. Small things make the difference and taking the time to make small adjustments can make the difference between unemployment and being the selected candidate.